A dog named Kitty just has a way of making the hospital less scary. (WLS)
Kitty is a “top-dog” graduate of the Canine Assistants school, which trains high-functioning service dogs to be the super-pups of the canine world, according to a news release from Milk-Bone.
Watch Sadie meet a stray cat here: ...
keep your kitten inside while it is a kitten. That is a good time to let your cat get used to the dog. The main thing you want to do is let your dog get bored of the kitten over time. If your dog realizes that the kitten is not a threat, and not a toy, then your dog will pretty much learn to just leave the cat alone. It takes time. It takes a few weeks. So here is what you do. Let the kitten get used to at least one room in the house without the dog for a few days. The kitten learns that room is a safe place. Then let your dog see the cat, but keep your dog on a leash so he does not attack or chase the kitten. Make sure the room is very quiet, and no other people. Just sit super calm and firmly say NO every time your dog barks or tries to chase the cat and pull him back on the leash. Act super calm and encourage your dog to do the same thing. Sit with your dog. Your calm behavior will eventually teach the dog to also be calm. Be patient. It takes many days or weeks and there will be probably very slow progress. Eventually your dog will learn from you that when you are both around the cat, you are very calm, and quiet, and that the cat is really not very interesting. It is ok to let the cat hiss and swat at the dog, because eventually the dog will learn that is what will happen if he pushes the cat too far. If your dog acts calm enough eventually, then let the dog off the leash and let him get close to and sniff the cat, but pick him up and leave the room with him if he barks or chases, ever. I think over time you will see progress and your dog will be used to the cat. Eventually the cat will actually be curious about the dog and perhaps might even be nice and play with the dog. Good luck. Let me know how it goes.
See more of Leo the baby kitty at Leo is an 11 week old kitten, and has very little fear when he meets a 90 pound yellow lab who is very enthusiastic to play.
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Title: Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (2010)
Kitty’s Canine Clips is conveniently located off of Chinquapin Round Road on Lincoln Dr. in Annapolis. We try to greet each pet by name with the help of our rescued kitty “Pumpkin” as each pet enters the salon. Our grooming clients then meet up with their individual groomer for specific grooming instructions, skin care needs, and return time. We have many options available for haircuts, therapeutic skin care needs, teeth and nail care, shedding dogs, or just a really dirty pet!Laura Thistle purchased Kitty’s Dawg Patch (now Kitty’s Canine Clips) from her former employer Catherine Wray in 1990 and has since added her professionally and technically trained skills and business acumen as well as a highly-trained and caring staff. Laura Thistle is also a founding member of and active in several dog clubs and animal charitable foundations. Laura is pet first aid and CPR certified. Laura is the proud parent of three standard poodles, Emma 10, Stanley 6, and Olive 2. She also parents several foster poodles at any given time!Kitty’s Canine Clips offers indoor doggie daycare. If your pet needs to have some extra fun or your work schedule keeps you away for long hours, we offer two daycare areas. Daycare pets are greeted and walked when arriving at KCC. They are then buddies in their appropriate area which is complete with windows to the grooming area or office and playground equipment. Each area has fresh clean water and bedding is provided for those pets that prefer a soft nap.Sandy Durachka began her career in grooming as a bather/assistant at Kitty’s Canine Clips in 1999. It was obvious from the beginning that Sandy had a natural ability with dogs and a desire to learn more. Sandy went on to graduate from the Maryland School for Dog Grooming. Her specialties are hand scissoring, terriers and drop coat breeds. Sandy is not only the salon manager, but is teacher and mentor for the groomers at Kitty’s Canine Clips. Sandy is certified in pet first aid and CPR.